2019

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Vertiss by Novintiss

4, rue Henri Crespin

17000 La Rochelle, France

Tel +33(0)5 46 51 02 01

www.novintiss.com

Living Wall maintenance and set-up

MOUNTING, WATERING

AND MAINTENANCE

1. GREEN WALL VERTISS : QUICK AND EASY INSTALLATION

The set-up process of a Vertiss® vertical garden is quick and easy. The average installation time for a standard layout including mounting of the metal frame, planting and positioning the modules is 10 m² per day with 2 people for average heights between 1 and 4 m.

It is possible to "pre-grow" the modules so that the green wall is already entirely covered just after installation.

Planting is quick: 1 square metre or 2 Vertiss + modules = 30 minutes.

Implementing the irrigation system depends on the size, the layout and the options chosen.

It takes approximately 1/2 day to install the irrigation station (assembly, programming, etc.) and a few minutes to place  the drip lines on the modules.

MOUNTING

10 sqm / day / 2 persons

(Height 1 - 4 M)

PLANTING

1 sqm / 2 Vertiss Plus

= 30 minutes

IRRIGATION

Technical room : 1/2 day

2. GREEN WALL MAINTENANCE: THE KEY TO SUCCESS

A green wall is a living wall. We therefore recommend at least one or two maintenance sessions each month and more in case of very hot weather.

  • One session just before wintertime to set the watering system to frost-protection mode and trim and clean the plants.

  • At least one monthly session during wintertime to monitor the moisture level of the growing medium and manually activate the irrigation system if necessary.

  • One session at the end of winter to reset the irrigation system and trim and clean the plants.

  • At least one session  per month during the growing period (April to October) in order to check the correct system operation, the moisture level of the growing medium (increase or decrease watering frequency) and any plant health treatments.

  • Full check on the irrigation system.

  • Full check on plants and their growth.

  • Inspection of the structure

Vidéo réalisée par le paysagiste Boymann (Allemagne)

3. GREEN WALL IRRIGATION: AUTOMATIC WATERING SYSTEM

A secondary micro-irrigation system provides local watering of each module.

This secondary network is connected to a primary one with a fertigation station which automatically launches watering and injection of nutrients. The driplines should simply be placed over the upper part of each module.

 

They are therefore spaced every 80 cm approximately. Due to capillary action and gravity, the water spreads through the entire growing medium contained in the module.

Due to the water holding capacity of the substrate combined with the Vertiss module technology, water consumption remains low, averaging 5 to 15 l/week/sq. depending on the seasons, so around 200 to 500 l/year/sq. Effective watering is the key to a beautiful living wall. We recommend short but frequent watering periods, 2 to 5 minutes and 1 to 5 times a day, depending on seasons and regions

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This programming pattern allows the water to spread down through the module more slowly and to be absorbed by the growing medium,
and avoids wastage. It also keeps the substrate efficiently at a certain moisture level and It continues to absorb water easily.

Hence water run-off at the bottom of the green wall is minimized. For all these reasons we do not recommend manual watering as it is difficult to control.

Un bon arrosage est la clé pour un beau mur végétal.

Eau = facteur principal de la croissance végétative.

PRIMARY NETWORK

Or technical area

SECONDARY NETWORK

Or localized watering

4. PLANTS NEED LIGHT.

The absorption of light by the chlorophyll pigments in the leaves is essential to photosynthesis and plant health.

The right light intensity is also very important. For shade/semi shade plants the minimum of light is 1500 lux.

Indoor plants might suffer from a lack of light, but sometimes also from the opposite and can burn from too much heat.

The colour temperature of the light sources used, such as metal halide bulbs, should be close to 4000 k.